Family and friends of Hon. Eddie Lovelace, former chief circuit judge for the 40th judicial district, which is composed of Monroe, Cumberland and Clinton counties, are waiting to find out if fungal meningitis is to blame for their loved one's death.
Lovelace, 78, of Albany, died Sept. 17 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Initial reports were that he had died from a stroke, but family members learned after his death he could have died from fungal meningitis after receiving a phone call from The Tennessean, a Nashville newspaper.
According to Thomas Carroll, who is representing Lovelace's family and is a friend of the family, no one knows at this point if Lovelace did or did not contract fungal meningitis.
“Here's what we do know. Vanderbilt Hospital confirmed that with the reporter for The Tennessean. They reported that a 78-year-old male who died on Sept. 17 [had died as a] result of fungal meningitis outbreak,” Carroll said. “We do not have confirmation at this point from a medical [professional].”
For the full story, read the Oct. 10 print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.